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1) jumping mouse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...North America and N Asia, also called the kangaroo mouse. Its long hind legs and tail enable it to leap distances up to 12 ft (3.7 m). Jumping mice have gray to brown...

2) mouse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The chief distinction between these animals and the variety of rodents called rats is in size: mice are usually smaller. Many small rodents are adapted for leaping...

3) jerboa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jerboas have extremely long hind feet and short forelegs; they always walk upright or hop like kangaroos. A jerboa can hop faster than a person can run, and a single...

4) rodent. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The Rodentia is by far the largest mammalian order; nearly half of all mammal species are rodents. They are worldwide in distribution and are found in almost every...

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